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MetalForming Magazine

May 2011 Issue

Volume 45, Number 5

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Cover Article

Electrolux Cuts its Teeth on Stamping Stainless Steel
by Brad Kuvin
Learn how this appliance OEM stepped up its pressroom operations, brought 23 outsourced dies inhouse, and purchased two new big-bed mechanical presses, all with a lightning-quick return on investment.



The Optimum Time to Sell Your Company--How to Obtain a Premium Price
by George Spilka
Advanced High Strength Steels Solve Growing Demands for Formability
by Stuart Keeler and Pete Ulintz
Digitizing the Press-Brake Bending Process
by Scott Ottens
As more and more fabricators enter the arena of low-volume high-mix production, they should look to take advantage of offline press-brake programming to enjoy huge benefits in time, efficiency and costs.
Abrasive Belt, Demagnetizer Prove Key to New Conveying Solution metalformer Buhrke Industries, which now can confidently supply critical, assembled airbag housings to its customer with an annual production volume in excess of 350,000.


Tooling Technology

New Turret-Press Tools Deliver a Benefit Bonanza
Among the benefits realized from a fresh approach to tooling up high-speed turret presses at Red Dot Corp., a fabricator of HVAC systems for heavy vehicles: improved part-edge quality, prolonged tool life and more efficient sheet utilization.



Interaction and Energy
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
Earned Success: A Case for Hard Knocks
Business of Metalforming by Michael Bleau
When Does Sheetmetal Fail?
The Science of Forming by Stuart Keeler
AHSS Press Considerations
Tooling by Design by Peter Ulintz
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Power Press, Part 4: Die Protection
Metalforming Electronics by George Keremedjiev
The New Estate Tax Law--Good News, and Bad
Blackman on Taxes by Irv Blackman



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